Nowitzki (ankle) played six minutes off the bench in Thursday's 99-89 loss to the Suns, finishing with two points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and one rebound. After missing the Mavericks' first 26 games while recovering from left ankle surgery, Nowitzki was finally cleared to make his 2018-19 debut, albeit in a limited fashion. The Mavericks had planned beforehand to deliberately restrict Nowitzki's playing time, but even once he regains conditioning, it seems unlikely that he'll regularly see more than 20-to-25 minutes per game. The future Hall of Famer isn't much of a fantasy asset at this stage of his career and will likely provide most of his value to the Mavericks in the form of veteran leadership in the locker room.
Nowitzki is set to make his season debut Thursday against the Suns but will have his minutes limited, Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News reports. Nowitzki will be available off the bench for the first time all year following ankle surgery. Given his long layoff, the 40-year-old isn't expected to log many minutes in Phoenix.
Nowitzki (ankle) plans on making his season debut Thursday against the Suns, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports. Nowitzki was questionable going into Wednesday's game, but ultimately decided to sit out and save his debut for Thursday. As he hasn't played yet this season, the 40-year old will likely ease his way back, not seeing high minute totals. He's seen his minutes per game decrease over the past two seasons, with last season being at 24.7 minutes per game, and could continue to see a decrease. More information should come out prior to Thursday's game confirming that he will play.
Nowitzki (ankle) is officially out for Wednesday's game against the Hawks, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports After his status flip-flopped leading up to gametime, Nowitzki was ultimately listed as out Wednesday. His next opportunity to play will be Thursday against the Suns.
Nowitzki (ankle) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Hawks, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports. Nowitzki hasn't been officially ruled out and is still listed as questionable for Wednesday's game, updating a previous report. If he does manage to play, its likely that Nowitzki will take it easy given he's missed the entire season to this point after undergoing surgery on his left ankle.
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